Reminder: A National Teach-in on Iraq, Preemptive War, and Democracy
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Fri May 30 15:49:38 EDT 2003
--REMINDER - PLEASE FORWARD---
United for Peace and Justice Invites You to:
A National Teach-in on Iraq, Preemptive War, and Democracy
Saturday, May 31st
1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, Washington DC NW
(3 blocks North of the McPherson Square Blue/Orange line Metro)
Free and Open to the Public!
Arundhati Roy, Author/Activist, via satellite
Cynthia McKinney, Former Congresswoman from Georgia
Edward Said, Professor at Columbia University, via satellite
Gene Bruskin, US Labor Against the War
Howard Zinn, via satellite
Hussein Ibish, Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee
Kathy Kelly, Voices in the Wilderness via satellite
Michael Klare, Hampshire College and author of Resource Wars
Miles Solay, Not in Our Name
Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
Rania Masri, Southern Peace Research and Education Center
We invite you to join United for Peace and Justice to learn about and
discuss issues in three major areas:
The domestic consequences of war:
Â· Building a free and open society based on respect for
democracy, civil liberties, and civil rights. How can we reverse the
tide of our eroding rights and stop the attacks on people from the Middle
East and other immigrant groups?
Â· Reordering US spending priorities that favor tax cuts for the
rich and increased spending on war toward more spending for education,
health care, and needed social programs. How can we support the real
needs of veterans while cutting wasteful military spending to remedy our state and local budget
crises and save critical social programs?
A U.S. occupation of Iraq:
Â· The impacts of the war on food supplies, water, and
electricity for the people of Iraq. How can we build solidarity and
support for an Iraq-led redevelopment effort even after the cameras are gone?
Â· How the "second invasion" of Iraq is underway by profit-
seeking U.S. corporations.
Â· Building a safer world through an alternative foreign policy
based on international law, cooperation, and economic & social justice.
Â· Reversing the Bush doctrine of "preemptive war," to prevent
attacks on the people of Syria, Iran, North Korea, or Cuba.
Â· The need for a rapid shift to clean, renewable energy sources
The event will be re-broadcast on Free Speech TV several times
following the event. Check our website in the coming days for broadcast
dates at http://www.unitedforpeace.org
In addition, the event will be taped and available for local
screenings shortly after the event. Sponsor a local viewing party so
that people in your community can discuss the future direction of the peace
movement. United for Peace and Justice will distribute the videotape to
your organization at our National Conference, June 6-8 in Chicago or you
will be able to order a copy on-line. Check the website:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org for updates.
For more information on organizational participation, local
activities and/or organizational tabling opportunities, contact Henry
Moses at the DC UFPJ office at 202-234-2000 or hmoses3 at yahoo.com.
To volunteer for the event in the areas of outreach/publicity,
technology, media or day-of logistics, please contact Kristen Arant at the Quixote Center
301-699-3443 x114 or kristena at quixote-center.org. There will be a reception for speakers,
organizers and volunteers following the event.
UNITED FOR PEACE & JUSTICE
DC office (202) 234-200
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